“bold, heartwrenching and.. bloody clever songs.”
The Magic Lantern is the moniker of London-based Australia-born musician Jamie Doe. Doe writes songs that sound deceptively sparse, but starkly beautiful which which open up to reveal huge warmth, humour and wisdom. He started writing songs and performing under the name Magic Lantern while studying philosophy in Bristol in the early noughties. Re-locating to London, Magic Lantern became a quintet made up of musical friends from diverse musical backgrounds. Their debut album ‘A World In A Grain Of Sand’ was self-released in 2011. Keen to strip everything back to focus on emotional intensity and directness for the music, the following year saw Magic Lantern return to Jamie writing and performing solo. He is currently working on the second Magic Lantern album ‘Love of Too Much Living’ due out later this year on Smugglers Records.